Real Estate Finance and Investment - FINS5533

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Banking and Finance

Course Outline: FINS5533 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite or Corequisite FINS5513 or FINS5561or enrolment in program 8406

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course’s main objective is to help students acquire knowledge on the concepts, theories and valuation techniques in the field of real estate finance which is one of the largest and most important components of the financial system. It introduces analytic methods used for real estate finance and investment decision making. The main topics covered in the course are mortgage products, mortgage banking, secondary mortgage market and mortgage-backed securities (MBS), financial leverage and commercial real estate finance. In addition to a brief analysis of the global financial crisis in the real estate context and its impact on property market, this course introduces critical thinking concepts necessary to interpret and make informed forecasts about future trends and evolution in the property market. This course is especially useful to students who are interested in working the real estate development, brokerage, mortgage banking and investment banking industries.
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